Several club members of the Plum Ski-Ters Water Ski Show team participated in the Footstock National Figure 8 Barefoot Championships Aug. 20-21 in Crandon.

Each year, the Crandon Water Show hosts the national championships competition.

More than 150 skiers from multiple countries compete in this tournament, which also is the largest Figure 8 barefoot tournament in the world.

There are five divisions: open, women’s, juniors, seniors and masters.

Plum Ski-Ters participants included Joe Coda in the open division, Van Coda and Owen Repenshek in the open and junior divisions, Ella Miljevich in the women’s and junior divisions, and Sophie Miljevich in the open, women’s and junior divisions.

Figure 8 endurance barefooting pits two competitors head-to-head behind one boat at speeds of approximately 40 mph. The purpose of the Figure 8 pattern is to create waves which make it much harder to barefoot ski. The last person standing wins the round.

Sophie Miljevich is the three-time defending national champion in the women’s division having won in 2019, 2020 and 2021. This year, Ella Miljevich was crowned the new Women’s National Champion and Sophie received second place. Ella Miljevich also placed sixth in the junior’s division.

Van Coda won the Junior’s Division National Champion and Owen Repenshek took fourth place in this division.

Van and Joe Coda also placed in the open division.